My friend Larry put together a great group art show that is a tribute to the late, great Divine. It opens this Friday night and I have two pieces in it. One is a drawing (sneak peek below) and one is a “mixed media” piece I can’t reveal just yet.
Come by Meltdown on Friday, November 11 to check it out; the opening runs from 8-10pm and there will be free booze. Other artists include: Aiyana Udesen, Guy Davis, The Little Friends of Printmaking, Farron Loathing, Ed Luce, Jenny Ryan, Matt Furie,Tom Neely and many more. The official details:
“Pretty? Pretty?” is the phrase uttered by Divine as Dawn Davenport, when her bandages are removed after a disfiguring acid attack in John Waters’ 1974 film, Female Trouble. Pretty? Pretty? A Divine Art Show is a celebration of this iconic actor, pop star and cinematic legend, as interpreted by an eclectic, wide-ranging collection of artists, opening at Melt Gallery on Friday, November 11th at 8:00 PM.
With his first group show, curator Lawrence Snelly (a visual artist himself) has assembled a diverse gang of talented and creative degenerates ready to show the world what “The World’s Most Beautiful Woman” means to them. The show’s roster is an eclectic cross-section of animators, cartoonists, illustrators, comic book artists, crafters, designers, musicians, sculptors and painters, all paying tribute to one of cult film’s most enduring favorites through a variety of mediums.
Opening night festivities will feature select artists in attendance (schedules permitting), special guest stars, live DJ, free booze, drag’s finest performers and more special Divine-themed surprises.
Writing a book, hippie?! Crime is beauty and excitement is not always clean. Come and see “The Filthiest Woman Alive” as you’ve never seen him before! Join us for a celebration of one of the greatest pop icons of the 20th Century. A man without equal. A man known simply as DIVINE!
The grand opening is Friday, November 11th at 8:00-11:00 PM with the show running through Nov. 17th.
The Melt Gallery @ Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
PS: The night after the Divine opening, Cinefamily will be continuing the tribute with a screening of special Divine film rarities as well as Pink Flamingos. Then on Sunday they’re showing Polyester with Tab Hunter there in person! Visit here for more details.